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leaders are scrambling for ways to fill the budget gap. alan wang is at city hall where those layoffs are looming. alan? >> carolyn, the meeting just finished up within the hour. and they decided to delay this very crucial vote. and that's because dissolving a $28 million redevelopment front is a very complicated process, and they don't want anyone to lose their jobs if they can prevent it. despite interruptions by occupy protesters, the city council pressed on. time is running out. >> we have never done anything this big, this fast. >> the council is under pressure is slash possibly 105 jobs that includes 20 city administrator positions by the end of the month. the loss of $28 million in redevelopment funds has the mayor proposing huge cuts in slashing the budgets of the oaknd la zoo and children's ferrynd la by 40%. >> this process has made a mockery of the layoff provisions of our contract by providing insufficient notice. >> at tonight's council meeting, union reps complained of the short notice and accused the city council of layoff procedures. 24 union rep remind reminded the ci
detractors heard much of what they expected to. alan wang is live in oakland with reaction to the speech. alan? >> several hundred people packed into everett and jones barbecue tonight. this is where a lot of democrats gather for the big political events here in oaknd la. the president's speech seemed to reenvigorate his supporters who feel like he has been bogged down by republicans throughout most of the first term. >> let's work together. we are all in this together. >> obama supporters liked the president's upbeat perspective and his emphasis on teamwork to get the economy rolling. >> this has been so opposed by republicans, but he hasn't taken a negative stance. i think that boweds well for the -- bodes well for the country. >> many of the democrats say they have seen a change that obama promised. like a ban on insurance companies from denying coverage to patients with preexisting conditions. >> i was trying to get coverage, but i didn't. now i do. so for me it is -- >> they also liked his push for an industry based on cleaner energy and incentives for the high-tech industry. >> i d
guiding i to the nearest open spot. alan wang takes it on a test drive. >> reporter: it is just a big green button that guides you to the nearest open parking spot in san francisco ii >> congratulations. >> reporter: there it is. -- david designed voice park, it uses data from existing parking sensors, installed by the san francisco municipal transportation agency which designed the park app. he thought it was too difficult to use while driving. voice park uses real-time information on more than 19,000 spots in eight areas around san francisco it knows when commercial spots are open to the public and refreshes every eight seconds. >> if somebody snags that in that eight seconds it will take you to the nearest one after that >> reporter: to see how good it is, with we decided to let an expert at finding spots use the app. the parking valley. >> picked up a -- up a spot on pine street there was a spot open. >> reporter: the app could not keep up with quick u-turns and sudden direction changes it doesn't anticipate temporary construction zones he says it is a work in progress and the fir
. to accommodate them, a land use program is being launched. alan wang is live in dublin where officials were met by what sounds like an angry crowd. >> most were not very happy, dan. tonight's gathering was part of a series of meetings designed to get feedback on a project called plan bay area. the strategy is to get more people living near their jobs and mass transportation that would reduce greenhouse gases. opponents are calling this social engineering. >> it is willing to pay for it and it will get built. >> a growing opposition is forming against plan bay area, a 25-year integrated land use and transportation plan for the nine bay area counties. >> you are forcing the plan on the cities despite your pretty words about it not really being forced. but they have a choice. >> there are 200 priority development areas, much planned for high density living that would rely on mass transit. >> you are going to make it hard for the middle class to use their cards. the -- cars. the cost of living will go up. how will those with low income move up? >> the plan is lead by the association of bay area gov
is coming from an area inside the concord naval weapons pavilion. now more from alan wang. >> these concord residents say the strong smell of crude oil is unbearable. >> i can smell it in the air. as soon as they took it away from what it was covering up, it comes out. >> a representative called neighbors explaining they detected an odor coming from behind their homes located on the former concord naval weapons station. >> to see if there is a possible leak. >> the odor this time was noticible. but in november neighbors say the fumes are so overwhelming, many had to stay in hotels. >> i am still dealing with the cough and the sinus infection and the headaches with the initial one. >> the bay area quality management district issued a public nuisance violation for the november leak to conocophillips. conocophillips is doing maintenance work and will get back to us with details. they never did. >> i e-mailed him and they don't do nothing. it is tough to say. >> i spoke with hazmat today and they have
comes to an end. they came up short in the nfc championship game. good evening. i'm alan wang. >> and i'm ama dates. we begin with mike shumann. guys, it was such a great season, but it came to an end. >> two unbelievable endings. the 49ers had their chances, and at this point in the season you have to take advantage. niners had no turnovers on special teams. but two tonight cost them the game. this is the play that basically ended the season. 17-17 and he strips the ball and the giants recover. it lead to a giants score. the fieldew the 31-yard goal. giants end the season 20-17 the final. it was in overtime and they will face the patriots in super bowl 46. i can only imagine how stunned the for the 49er locker room was. >> shu, you were there. you know what it is like when you are a player and give everything you have and are exhausted at the finish and disappointed and depressed. and that's the way it was in the 49er locker room. it was a cold, dreary night and it ends, dreary fashion. i want to show you video of players coming off the field. poor kyle williams with the two
heard much of what they expected to. alan wang is live in oakland with reaction to the speech. alan? >> several hundred people packed into everett and jones barbecue tonight. this is where a lot of democrats gather for the big political events here in oaknd la. the president's speech seemed to reenvigorate his supporters who feel like he has been bogged down by republicans throughout most of the first term. >> let's work together. we are all in this together. >> obama supporters liked the president's upbeat perspective and his emphasis on teamwork to get the economy rolling. >> this has been so opposed by republicans, but he hasn't taken a negative stance. i think that boweds well for the -- bodes well for the country. >> many of the democrats say they have seen a change that obama promised. like a ban on insurance companies from denying coverage to patients with preexisting conditions. >> i was trying to get coverage, but i didn't. now i do. so for me it is -- >> they also liked his push for an industry based on cleaner energy and incentives for the high-tech industry. >> i don't t
is coming from an area inside the concord naval weapons pavilion. now more from alan wang. >> these concord residents say the strong smell of crude oil is unbearable. >> i can smell it in the air. as soon as they took it away from what it was covering up, it comes out. >> a representative called neighbors explaining they detected an odor coming from behind their homes located on the former concord naval weapons station. >> to see if there is a possible leak. >> the odor this time was noticible. but in november, neighbors say the fumes are so overwhelming, many had to stay in hotels. >> i am still dealing with the cough and the sinus infection and the headaches with the initial one. >> the bay area quality management district issued a public nuisance violation for the november leak to conocophillips. conocophillips is doing maintenance work and will get back to us with details. they never did. >> i e-mailed him and they don't do nothing. it is tough to say. >> i spoke with hazmat today and they have actually been in contact with conocophillips, and they have been told that the oil has my dpr
five-year-old daughter. alan wang picks up the story. >> carolyn, the five-year-old girl is asleep in her bed tonight, but less than a few hours ago she was a missing child. people in this neighborhood say they feel safe here, but maybe not after tonight. five-year-old salma, senior slept through the whole ordeal. her father, adolfo senior just returned from her appointment at 6:30. he parked the car in front of their home and helped to bring their three-year-old son in the house while his wife ran in to use the restroom leaving salma asleep in the carseat. >> my wife finished what she was doing and coming out to get my daughter, and the car was gone in less than two minutes. >> i ran frantically down the street. my first inclination is maybe the car rolled down the street. >> he says they called 9-1-1 and the police were there in less than four minutes and quickly combed the neighborhood. adolfo says he and his wife were frantic. >> she was crying and running around. she was crying and the neighbors came out. everybody was helpful. it was like the whole world flashed in front of m
see >>> good evening, i'm alan wang. >> family and friends are mourning a popular health care couple in oakland. their son has confessed to the killing and trying to hide the bodies under a blanket. >> a body was found hanging from a infrastructure in port of oakland is suspect in stabbing death of a 15-year-old girl. he has the same age and gender of the person suspecting the child. >> and oakland police say they will change their tactics in light of what they call aggressive actions towards officers by occupy oakland. >>> secretary of defense leon panetta revealed tonight he believes high ranking pakistani officials knew that osama bin laden was living in their country and never told the u.s. about it. he led the agency when navy seals last may. he took over the pentagon a short time later. on "60 minutes" tonight he shared his thoughts on why he was able to live near pakistan's military academy for five years. >> i don't have any hard evidence so i can't say it for a fact. there is nothing that proves the case, but as i said, my personal view is that somebody somewhere probably ha
. $28 million. tonight city leaders are scrambling for ways to fill the budget gap. alan wang is at city hall where those layoffs are looming. >> carolyn, the meeting just finished up within the hour. and they decided to delay this very crucial vote. and that's because dissolving aedevelopment redevelopment front is a very complicated process, and they don't want anyone to lose their jobs if they can prevent it. despite interruptions by occupy protesters, the city council pressed on. time is running out. >> we have never done anything this big, this fast. >> the council is under pressure is slash possibly 105 jobs that includes 20 city administrator positions by the end of the month. the loss of $28 million in redevelopment funds has the mayor proposing huge cuts in slashing the budgets of the oaknd la zoo and children's ferrynd la by 40%. >> this process has made a mockery of the layoff provisions of our contract by providing insufficient notice. >> at tonight's meeting, union reps complained of the short notice and accused the city council of procedures. rep remind reminded the city of
in the backseat of that car, their sleeping five-year-old daughter. alan wang picks up the story. >> carolyn, the five-year-old girl is asleep in her bed tonight, but less than a few hours ago she was a missing child. people in this neighborhood say they feel safe here, but maybe not after tonight. five-year-old salma, senior slept through the whole ordeal. her father, adolfo senior just returned from her appointment at 6:30. he parked the car in front of their home and helped to bring their three-year-old son in the house while his wife ran in to use the restroom leaving salma asleep in the carseat. >> my wife finished what she was doing and coming out to get my daughter, and the car was gone in less than two minutes. >> i ran frantically down the street. my first inclination is maybe the car rolled down the street. >> he says they called 9-1-1 and the police were there in less than four minutes and quickly combed the neighborhood. adolfo says he and his wife were frantic. >> she was crying and running around. she was crying and the neighbors came out. everybody was helpful. it was like the
secondhand smoke a public nuisance. it paved the way to pass stricter smoking laws and now as alan wang reports they are poised to rejoin them with tough new laws about the tobacco retailers. >> there are 24 retail stores in dublin that sell tobacco and most #r* convenience stores and gas stations. >> even a slurpee machine has a license even. >> in the discussions to tighten laws on the tobacco sales, the city council agreed they should craft a law forcing retailers to pay a licensing fee. they president what the store to be a thousand feet away from schools, churches, parks and residential areas. but some stores are already within the restricted zone. >> i am not going to punish those that were already here. i think that they should be grandfathered in. >> you say well, have you been doing it so we will let you keep doing it. it doesn't make sense. >> and they want to limit the number of retailers in one given area with a 1,000-foot buffer zone between them. one problem that arises with the density guideline is that here in the shopping center alone there are four stores that sell tob
will be available. in san francisco, alan wang, abc7 news. >> the app developer hopes to make it available in 50 cities by the end of the year. >>> tonight it appears the one day digital strike against federal anti-piracy bills may be working. to work on the stop on-line piracy act is websites like google and wick caw peed daw -- wick caw peed yaw went dark. they went to punish on-line copyright infringement and piracy. >> people are stealing, offshore criminals are stealing american jobs and content. everyone says we ought to stop that. >> sopa and pipa looks to open innovation on the web by putting websites and intermediaries in the position of policing the contents of their users. >> tonight at least eight influential lawmakers have pulled their support for the bill. there will be a house vote next week. and the white house adds that it will not support the bill in its present form. >>> president obama's re-election campaign is officially under way with the release of his first television ad. >> secretive oil billionaires attacking president obama with ads not tethered to the facts. >> the 30
dinner was delayed. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: apparently, they knew they were going to win. alan wang, abc7 news. >>> 4:37. what was that he was eating? did you see the size of that? >> it was a big chunk of meat. perfect for a football player. we are serving up fog, right? >> a big heaping portion, right? absolutely. that fog we talked about yesterday, -- here's how bad or how difficult the commute could be. sfo has one of the lowest abilities 1/8 of a mile i'm expecting flight delays they -- less than a quarter mile in fairfield, napa and santa rosa, right new concord and livermore three and foursome of the valleys around the east bay some of the -- small full of fog. winds blowing out of the north so of -- some of this could drift into the south bay through the morning. 8 everybody cloudy dealing with fog in the 40s, by noon most of the fog faded mid and upper 50s increasing sunshine into the 4:00 hour, upper 50s, to low 60s. seven day forecast on this tuesday through next monday, temperatures mainly in the 50s to mid 60s and no rain. >>> so far so good except for the fog we have a
a shaved key which is popular in stealing late model japanese cars. i'm alan wang, abc7 news. >>> the city of novato is offering $15,000 this morning for information leading to the person or persons responsible for a rash of arson fires. someone has set 57 fires since saturday. so far the fires have only burned grass and brush. flames have come close to some homes. police are trying to determine if the fires are being set by adult orchids. >>> oakland playing -- adult or just kids playing around. >>> the bay citizen reports the department suspended officer john hard grave for 30 taste door covering his name batch with a piece of tape in late october. lt. was -- the lieu tenant was demoted to for failing to properly report the incident. there's the first known disciplinary actions officials have taken after hundreds of police misconduct complains were filed following occupy demonstrations. >>> san francisco police say officers inadvertently tipped off protesters last month. the chief says the officers made comments on twitter and facebook revealing a raid was imminent. it helped some report
parking karma in san francisco. an app that talks guiding you to the nearest open spot. alan wang takes it on a test drive. >> you are arriving to destination. >> reporter: just a big green button that guides you to the nearest open parking spot in san francisco >> there's one available space on this block congratulations. >> there it is. >> reporter: it uses data from existing senators -- existing sensors. he thought it was too difficult to use while driving. voice park uses real-time information on more than 19,000 parking spots in eight areas. it knows when commercial spots are open to the public and it refreshes every eight seconds. >> however if somebody snags that in that eight seconds it will recalculate and take out to nearest one after that >> reporter: to see how good it is, we decided to let an expert at finding parking spots use the appear, the parking valet. >> i picked up a spot on pine street and went around the block and there was a spot open, that easy. >> reporter: the app could not keep up with quick u-turns and sudden direction changes it doesn't anticipate construct
, everyone. i'm alan alan wang. ama dates has the night off. 49er fans got what they wanted. next week's nfc championship game will take place at candlestick park giving the team the home field advantage. lilian kim is live at candlestick park with a look at what is sure to be the hottest ticket in town. lilian? >> alan, 49er fans had so much fun here yesterday they are hoping for the same experience next week. but for most people, getting a ticket is going to cost a lot more. there was no question who 49er fans were rooting for. >> giants all the way, yes, absolutely. >> at stake was who would get home field advantage in next week's nfc championship game. for the game to be held at candlestick park, the giants had to beat the favored green bay packers and 9er fans got their wish. >> never discount home field advantage. we have already beat the giants this season. we have a better chance to get to the super bowl. >> home field advantage means he can experience the playoff excitement again. he was at candlestick during saturday's playoff game against the saints. >> yesterday's game was intens
>>> good evening, everyone. i'm alan wang. >> and i'm ama dates. a jubilant day for san francisco officials being sworn in today. >> but it was bittersweet for the new sheriff in town. he was sworn in under a cloud of domestic violence allegations. sergio was there when he addressed the investigation for the first time today. >> a newly-elected sheriff soaks in the pomp and circumstance of the swearing in violence, but talks about the on going investigation. >> i also want to say i am sorry a cloud came over what should be a very special day. >> during the inauguration of mayor ed le we talked about it. >> we take it very very seriously, and we put the investigation as complete as we could make it and now it is presented to the district attorney for an action. >> this is an investigation that was launched last week according to the court documents. ivory madison called san francisco police to report a incident between the new sheriff and his wife. according to the documents she said he grabbed her
>>> good evening, everyone. i'm alan wang. >> and i'm ama dates. a jubilant day for san francisco officials being sworn in today. >> but it was bittersweet for the new sheriff in town. he was sworn in under a cloud of domestic violence allegations. sergio was there when he addressed the investigation for the first time today. >> a newly-elected sheriff soaks in the pomp and circumstance of the swearing in violence, but talks about the on going investigation. >> i also want to say i am sorry a cloud came over what should be a very special day. >> during the inauguration of mayor ed le we talked about it. >> we take it very, very seriously, and we put the investigation as complete as we could make it, and now it is presented to the district attorney for an action. >> this is an investigation that was launched last week according to the court documents. ivory madison called san francisco police to report a incident between the new sheriff and his wife. according to the documents, she said he grabbed her arm and bruised it. following the mayor's inauguration, we talked with george gas
to the nearest open spot. alan wang takes it on a test drive. >> it's just a big green button that guides you to the nearest open parking spot in san francisco. >> there is one space on the block. congratulations! >> where is it. there it is. >> david designed a voice park, uses data from existing parking sensors which designed the park app, but he thought it was too difficult to use while driving. >> you have the color codes what is available and not available. you have to navigate as though are holding a paper map while you are driving. >> voice park uses realtime information on more than 19,000 parking spots in eight pilot areas around san francisco. >> there are 838 spaces available. >> it knows when commercial spots are available to the public and refreshes every eight seconds. >> if somebody snag that has it will recalculate that and take you to the nearest one after that. >> we decided to let an expert find parking spots. parking vale. >> on pine street we went right around the block, it was that easy. >> but the app could not keep up with sudden direction changes. it doesn't each temp
believe you are right? >> i know i am right. >> in oaknd la, alan wang, abc7 news. >>> asian stock markets are moving higher on the heels of today's surge in the u.s. markets. the japanese markets started with the traditional -- began this year with the traditional ceremony. the nikkei gained 1% on the upbeat economic and u.s., and european data. the dow jones industrial average closed up 180 points at 12,397. that's its highest close in more than five months. the nasdaq gained 44 and the s&p 500 picked up 24 points. >>> just in time to jump start the new year's diet. a new study suggests it is not what you eat, but how much. according to the findings, excess calories are the direct link to weight gain. it doesn't matter if the calories come from protein, fat or carbohydrates. the level of body fat increases by essentially the same amount among all of the participants of the study. the study will be published this week in the journal of the american medical association. >>> the the first snow day of the year found there is not a lot on the ground. the water content measure from today's sur
nuisance. it paved the way to pass stricter smoking laws and now as alan wang reports they are poised to rejoin them with tough new laws about the tobacco retailers. >> there are 24 retail stores in dublin that sell tobacco and most #r* convenience stores and gas stations. >> even a slurpee machine has a license even. >> in the discussions to tighten laws on the tobacco sales, the city council agreed they should craft a law forcing retailers to pay a licensing fee. they president what the store to be a thousand feet away from schools, churches, parks and residential areas. but some stores are already within the restricted zone. >> i am not going to punish those that were already here. i think that they should be grandfathered in. >> you say well, have you been doing it so we will let you keep doing it. it doesn't make sense. >> and they want to limit the number of retailers in one given area with a 1,000-foot buffer zone between them. one problem that arises with the density guideline is that here in the shopping center alone there are four stores that sell tobacco products, and they
'm alan wang. what a game and what a finish. we are live tonight at candlestick park. sergio has the fan frenzy. first let's head to mike shumann. >> mike: i'm exhausted just watching the game. you can imagine what the players feel like. i just walked should the loomplet they're so excited. on their way to the nfc title game. let's show you how it happened. jim harbaugh. 17-0 lead,
going to win. in san francisco, alan wang, abc7 news. >>> a little snack before -- >> yeah, a little snack. that's what you were paying attention to? i was paying attention on how i get to tease alan. >> you do that and i'll watch the prime rib. and we'll both watch the weather forecast mike is keeping track of. >> good morning, hope there's some leftovers, eric, some scraps. ability less than a quarter mile napa, san francisco, a mile in mountain view and half moon bay we are seeing the fog spread through the east bay valleys. it going to be stubborn fog that is going to hang around until 11:00 to even noon. it is so calm right now, the fastest winds are six miles per hour out of the north. wind pushing the fog deep neither north bay valleys and farther down the bay shoreline into the south baena's why it is going to be -- so stubborn and cloudy. by noon you see the fog evaporate. mid to upper 50s to low 60s with increasing sun through 4:00. here's your seven day forecast, not as much fog tonight we'll get off to the races with sunshine tomorrow that means warmer weather probably o
the data for the same low price. verizon. i'm john alston in for alan wang. >> and i'm ama dates. we have break breaking news from san francisco. three lanes are shut down after a pedestrian was hit by a car. you are looking at the back up there. there is a huge back up. the chp says just before 11:00 p.m. they got a report of a man walking in traffic. a passing car hit him. he was rushed to a hospital and the chp has shut down the lanes as they investigate. if you are in the area, it will be a slow go for some time. that is three of four westbound lanes of i-80 shut down after a pedestrian was hit by a car. >>> in tonight's other headlines, it took 100 firefighters to put out a three-alarm fire in san francisco's neighborhood. flames broke out in a two-story building around 8:00 tonight. one person was injured. >>> a 21-year-old walnut creek man was killed near state line. the man was walking on highway 50 when he was hit by an suv and a shuttle bus around 12:30. >>> today marks the third anniversary of the oscar grant shooting. participants in the memorial march vowed to never stop figh
karma in san francisco. it's an app that talks to you, guide you to the nearest open spot. abc7's alan wang teas it on a test drive. >> turn left. then turn left on to jackson street. >> it's just a big green button that guides you to the nearest open parking spot in san francisco. >> you were arriving to destination. turn south. >> there is one available space on this block. congratulations! >> where is it? there it is. >> there it is. >> david designed voice park. it uses data from existing parking sensors installed by the san francisco municipal transportation agency which designed the park app. but he thought it was too difficult to use while driving. >> you have to interpret the color codes as to what is available, what is not available. and you have to navigate as if you were holding a paper map while you are driving. >> voice park is as realtime information on more than 19,000 parking spots in 8 pilot areas around san francisco. >> there are 838 available spaces in the garage. >> it also knows when commercial spots are open to the public, and it refreshes every 8 seconds. >> how
evening everyone. i'm alan alan wang. ama dates has the night off. 49er fans got what they wanted. next week's nfc championship ate at candlestick park giving the team the home field advantage. lilian kim is live at candlestick park with a look at what is sure to be the hottest ticket in town. lilian? >> alan 49er fans had so much fun here yesterday they are hoping for the same experience next week. but for most people getting a ticket is going to cost a lot more. there was no question who 49er fans were rooting for. >> giants all the way yes absolutely. >> at stake was who would get home field advantage in next week's nfc championship game. for the game to be held at candlestick park the giants had to beat the favored green bay packers and 9er fans got their wish. >> never discount home field advantage. we have already beat the giants this season. we have a better chance to get to the super bowl. >> home field advantage means he can experience the playoff excitement again. he was at candlestick during s
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